GALLIPOLIS — Bond has been set, and a preliminary hearing has been scheduled in the case against a Vinton man accused of fatally shooting his wife early Wednesday morning.
David A. Ramey, 38, was arraigned via video in the Gallipolis Municipal Court on Thursday and was charged with murder. No plea was made.
Ramey is currently being held in the Gallia County Jail under a $1 million, 10 percent bond.
A preliminary hearing in this case will be held at 10 a.m. on February 24 in the municipal court. Attorney Charles Knight was appointed as counsel for the defendant for the preliminary hearing.
Ramey was arrested by deputies with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday morning shortly after emergency officials were called to the scene of an apparent shooting at a residence near the village of Vinton.
Deputies were dispatched to 335 Hartsook Road off of Mount Tabor Road in Huntington Township just prior to 8 a.m. on February 15 where the suspect allegedly shot and killed Stephanie R. Ramey, 28.
The suspect was later located by law enforcement and arrested by deputies following a traffic stop in Bidwell.
A handgun believed to have been used in the incident was also recovered.
Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning has reported that the shooting may have been the result of a domestic violence situation.
Deputies were assisted on scene by Gallia County EMS, Gallia County Coroner Dr. Daniel Whiteley, staff with the Gallia County Prosecutor’s Office, as well as Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation crime-scene technicians.